Mar 24, 2009

Off day . . .

It WAS off somehow. I never got out of my jammies - haven't done that in awhile. I struggled trying to make anything. Nothing fell together. The only two pieces I got done had many do-overs involved and one I am still not satisfied with. I may redo part of it yet again. You'll see why. Oh well, even a rough day making art is a whole heck of a lot better than a good day doing anything else! First, here's a piece I did for a personal trade. It turned out fine by me, eventually . . . 2-3 hours later than I expected when I thought I would just whip something up real fast with my scraps leftover from the day's first project.

Bee Fairy

copyright by Marsha Jorgensen 3/24/09
Skinny 3 x 5 collage using a face from the public domain, wings from Butterfly Utopia, dress from lisasalteredart.etsy.com, legs from the public domain, word and many trim pieces from Nancy Baumiller of Crowabout.etsy.com.


Now this one . . . boy howdy, did it cause me grief. I did so many do overs and cut downs and saving parts and not saving parts. This was for the Collage Play with Crowabout challenge and they always challenge me, that's for sure. I did a wash over the face and I shouldn't have. It doesn't look quite as dark in person but it is scanning too dark and could be lighter either way. I might do that part over if I can get the old one off without damaging the rest. Anyway, I did it.


copyright by Marsha Jorgensen 3/24/09
5 x 7 collage using images from Nancy Baumiller and Collage Play with Crowabout Challenge Week 29, reprinted, trimmed, and slightly hand-colored, arranged on a watercolor and stamped background.


My dad went for his next stress test today to prepare for the next surgery which sounds like will be very soon. We'll get the results in the next day or two and then I'll know when I'm leaving again. Oh, sigh . . .

Many, many thanks to Suzan Buckner of Thrifty Collage Artist and Linda Cain of Friends in Art for giving me mentions on their blogs today. Wow! A girl couldn't ask for more than to be featured by either of these talented and well known ladies! I am so grateful!

7 comments:

Linda Cain said...

Great colors, great composition!!! I LOVE them both!
Linda

My Vintage Studio said...

I found your blog this morning. Your art is beautiful! Thank you for sharing. I hope you don't mind that I posted about your blog on mine this morning. Sharon

aliceinparis said...

I love both of these. Bees are fave creatures of mine. I love the sentiment, "oddly familiar dreams!"
Hope all goes well with your dad's test.

Terri Kahrs said...

Some of your "off" days are better than some of our "on" days! Both of these pieces are successful in their own ways.

Have started to bombard Heaven with prayers for you and your Dad. Am sending BIG hugs! Terri xoxoxo

Leslie said...

I really LOVE them both!!

roc said...

well you'd never know you struggled with anything. the art you did looks amazing. i love the jammies days. i have one at least once a week..just cuz i think i should!

disa said...

I love it ! Very creative ! That's actually really cool Thanks.